20th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe

Bruno Catalano, ‘Benoit’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023. Photo Martine Perret

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe will return to Perth for its 20th anniversary exhibition running from March 1-18, the exhibition is one of Australia’s largest free public events attracting more than 250,000 local, interstate and international visitors to the much-loved beach.

Kevin Draper ‘Canopy-Sculpture-by-the-Sea-Cottesloe-2006.-Photo-Louise-Beaumont

More than 70 artists from 14 countries have been invited to exhibit by Sculpture by the Sea’s National Artistic Advisory Committee. Respected sculptors from WA and across Australia will be joined by renowned international artists, with 13 Japanese artists to exhibit alongside artists from China, England, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, USA and Ukraine.

Hugh Ramage, ‘Fisher’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2007. Photo K Castle

A highlight of this year’s exhibition is renowned English artist Sean Henry’s iconic sculpture ‘Seated Man.” Exhibiting for the first time in Western Australia, Henry is travelling to Perth for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe as this year’s Tourism WA Invited International Artist.


Since the exhibition began in 2005 with 35 sculptures on the iconic white sands of Cottesloe Beach over 1,200 sculptures by more than 500 artists from 44 countries have been viewed by an estimated 3.5 million visitors from across Perth and all over the world.